Celebrating VE Day
Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, it marks the end of fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe during World War Two.
Because of coronavirus, this year people all over the country will be celebrating in their own homes.
Our academies are still open for vulnerable and key worker children, so this week they celebrated VE Day in their own special ways.
We hope you all enjoy your (socially distant) VE celebrations today with your families.
VE Day or Victory in Europe day, marks the day towards the end of World War 2 when fighting came to an end in Europe. pic.twitter.com/xubWD20UD3
— Co-op Academy Failsworth (@coopfailsworth) May 8, 2020
Some of our academies have Cadet units, who were planning on celebrating the day together. Instead our key worker colleagues have made the most of the situation and marked it on their behalf.
On #VEDay we remember those who gave so much and thank them for their sacrifices.
CCF Staff Sgts, who were in the Academy on the keyworker rota, marked the occasion in lieu of our wider staff and students, pictured at our Remembrance Day Service in Nov '19. #VEDay75 pic.twitter.com/A3O59e8mpQ
— Co-op Academy Walkden (@WalkdenCoop) May 8, 2020
Mr Green and Mr Alden at Co-op Academy Walkden were joined by student Nakita, who wore her cadet uniform at home for the special occasion.
Earlier this week children at Co-op Academy Brownhill in Leeds wrote cards to local care home residents
And academies across the trust made bunting, flags and of course, cakes.
The children of our key workers have has a unique experience today celebrating VE Day. They made their own banners, cakes, bunting and flags. Then had a “street” party for their lunch. #dowhatmattersmost #VEDay75 pic.twitter.com/MkLLAySeg8
— Co-op Academy Portland (@coop_portland) May 6, 2020
We’ve been getting into the VE Day spirit today…. pic.twitter.com/oQ32XgYA1H
— Co-op Academy Broadhurst (@BroadhurstPS) May 7, 2020
Some had in door street parties…
…whilst others made the most of the sunshine!
— Co-op Academy Parkland (@CoopParkland) May 7, 2020
Great day for our children in our provision today enjoying some VE celebrations. Scones, jam, cream and juice and lots of smiling faces. pic.twitter.com/kD0zPzc656
— Co-op Academy Beckfield (@coop_beckfield) May 7, 2020
Whilst it wasn’t the VE Day we thought it would be, we hope everyone had a great day and stayed safe.